I thought it would be neat to try to capture a silhouette of my husband and friend Robbie golfing. With it being almost mid-day it was a little tricky. Usually shooting silhouettes are done at sunrise or sunset…that’s when the sky is the most beautiful and the colors are vibrant, so you’d rather capture the sky than your subjects! We are taught as photographers to properly expose for our subjects, but when shooting silhouettes, you want your subjects to be dark! So in order for this to happen you must properly expose for the sky, and I usually like to underexpose a few notches just to make sure.
In this image, you can see it’s underexposed, but with the help of Lightroom I was able to pull down the exposure more and make it b&w to capture the effect I wanted.